Monday, June 10, 2013

Facts About Dendera Temple Attractions

Dendera Temple complex is located about 2.5 km south-east of Dendera, 60 kilometers north of Luxor on the west bank of the Nile River. The Temple of Hathor complex at Dendera is one of the latest and best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt, extends to around 40,000 square metres and is surrounded by a large mudbrick enclosure wall. The temple is dedicated to the wife of the god Horus, built in Roman times and its decorations include Roman emperors alongside Egyptian gods.

Similar to other temple sites in Egypt, the presently standing complex at Dendera marks the location of a very old holy place. It is one of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt. The area was used as the sixth Nome of Upper Egypt, south of Abydos
The Temple of Dendara was known as the ‘Castle of the Sistrum’ or ‘Pr Hathor’ – House of Hathor. Within the main temple it is interesting to study the beautiful and highly detailed astrological calendars carved and painted upon the ceilings. Visitors may wonder about the blackened condition of other ceilings in the temple

Tours to Dendera Temple are running from everywhere in Egypt as a day trip or within a multi days travel packages, you may visit Dendera Temple from Luxor and in different Egypt travel packages.